Date: 11th – 12th November 2014 | Location: The Kensington Close Hotel, London | Category: Maritime
Energy Efficiency in Shipping 2014
"Latest innovations and techniques to improve fuel economy"
Recunnect’s Energy Efficiency in Shipping 2014 Conference: Fuel economy and the reduction of emissions are inextricably linked. In 2007, global shipping was responsible for emitting 870 million tonnes, or about 2.7% of the global man-made emissions of CO2. Because shipping is global in its nature, it is in the interests of the ship-owners and operators to increase fuel economy and thus reduce emissions. To this end, there are regulations designed to increase efficiency/reduce emissions, including for example SEEMP and the legislation which will reduce the level of sulphur in oil.
Of course, whilst reducing emissions is necessary in this new age of sustainability and environmental awareness, the cost of fuel has risen significantly in the last decade, meaning ship operators have to either absorb the costs, pass them onto the customer, or try and reduce fuel usage. Reducing fuel usage is the most common sense approach to this issue, and there are a number of ways this can be done, from hull coatings, to route management, hybrid propulsion and even alternative fuels.
Measuring these techniques is an issue for ship-owners, because not one can be measured in situ, but has to be measured amongst everything else. So there is no way of measuring an accurate ROI. This has the effect of making any investment decision one based on rationale rather than concrete results.
Finally, new innovations in increasing fuel economy appear on the market all the time. Some have been researched for years, some only recently, but they all deserve a proper examination. Moreover, the techniques and technologies that have been in use already can be shown to have worked or not.
- What works and doesn’t work for a ship operator?
- Latest regulatory updates for ship-owners and operators.
- Is alternative fuels and LNG a viable substitute to the marine fuel used today?
- How the latest developments in propulsion contribute to fuel efficiency?
- Is Hybrid propulsion an efficient alternative method of propulsion?
- How widespread is Route management as a non-technical method of increasing fuel economy?
- How successful is SEEMP implementation in the industry?
- What are the latest eye catching innovations in technology?
- How important is measuring efficiency improvements a strategic necessity for ROI?
Why should you attend?
Improvements to fuel efficiency translate directly to the bottom line. Added to the bonus effect of reducing emissions, this means that shipping companies can benefit from lower costs, and hence increased profits.
This conference brings together how these different technologies can work, how they can be used, and how they can be measured. The event will not just focus on one aspect, but a whole range, from propulsion, to hull coatings, and even non-technological aspects, such as effective route management.
Naturally, ROI is important so real profit can be measured. But, even so, small changes to a fleet can make a difference to fuel efficiency. Fleet Management revealed that they had saved more than $200m in 2012 alone from minor retrofitting across a fleet of 475 vessels just by making minor adjustments to their ships.
A global shipping industry requires global solutions. This event proposes to bring together aspects of energy efficiency that will enable a significant increase in fuel economy and hence decrease emissions for the industry overall.
Finally, by showcasing new innovations and technologies and mixing theories with case studies, this event will give delegates the chance to stay ahead of the rest of the field and learn what works and what doesn’t.
Who should attend?
- Ship Owners, Operators & Managers
- Pool Operators & Charterers
- Regulators & Lawyers
- Bankers & Insurers
- Ports & Terminals
- Service Providers
- Technology Suppliers
- Consultants & Researchers
- Shipyards, Dry-docks & Scrapyards
Heather D. Willauer, PhD
Naval Research Laboratory
Heather Willauer has been a Research Chemist at the Naval Research Laboratory since 2002. She is currently leading research in the development of technologies for capturing carbon dioxide and hydrogen from seawater and their subsequent synthesis to hydrocarbons. She has published over 53 papers in referred journals, has had major contributions to 7 books, 5 patents, and over 5000 citations of her work. more
Dr Anne-Marie Warris has over 25 years’ experience in sustainable matters and is a leading expert in climate change and environmental issues. She was voted as ‘Outstanding contributor to ship efficiency’ by the industry for the Ship Efficiency Award 2014 and on to the top ten on the inaugural Environmentalist power list by readers of The Environmentalist in July 2014. The power list reveals those who are believed to be the most influential in helping organisations to better their environmental impact or who have had an influence on raising environment issues up the business and policy agendas. Anne-Marie was awarded Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association UK (WISTA UK) Personality of Year for 2013. She gave the Royal Academy of Engineering invited lecture on ‘A low carbon world – is it realistic?’ in April 2010. She was one of the drivers behind the ‘Sustainable Shipping Initiative’. Anne-Marie attends IMO MEPC as part of the ISO delegation. She holds a number of key external voluntary roles, all of them elected appointments – chair of ISO (International Organization for Standardization) sub-committee responsible for environmental management systems. In early 2014 she became chair of the project committee funded by Innovate UK to look at the proof of concept for a technology package related to marine wave energy ‘CCell’ www.ccell.co.uk. more
Neeraj R. Sareen
Commercial Operations Manager
Neeraj Sareen is managing AET’s commercial operations in Europe. He has worked on various projects to bridge the gap between weakened freight markets and rising fuel prices by delivering commercially viable solutions to reduce fuel consumption. He is a MBA graduate, Ex master Mariner with over 20 years of Maritime experience and in the past has worked with BP, Essar and GEM. more
Kjeld Roar Jensen
Director/Head of Performance Management
Kjeld has worked for Clipper Group since 2011 and is heading the fuel efficiency team within Clipper. Since his start in 2011 he has implemented various fuel saving initiatives and have developed a ship performance system (COACH) which is now made available as a commercial product. Kjeld has previously worked with A.P. Moller Maersk and FORCE Technology responsible for development and operation of ship performance systems. more
Aderco International SA
Olivier Baiwir has been part of the Aderco Group for the past 24 years, starting his career in 1990 in the commercial department of Aderco Inc. Montreal before relocating to the company’s Waterloo offices in Belgium. During the 1990s, Olivier was responsible for heading up Aderco’s customer technical assistance department prior to being appointed, in early 2000, as Technical Manager for Aderco Europe. During this time in partnership with some Aderco customers, he set up a system linking fuel treatment improvements with cost savings. In mid-2007, Olivier was promoted to the position of Managing Director of Aderco Europe where he started important work developing vegetal-based additives. He took over as CEO of Aderco International SA in March 2014 and is currently based in Nyon Switzerland. more
WE Tech Solutions
Mr. Mårten Storbacka is a business developer and solution finder with a solid background in engineering and automation technology. With a Bachelor’s degree in Automation and a Master’s degree in management he already made a career in the marine business before spinning off and founded WE Tech Solutions Oy. As the Managing Director of WE Tech he pursues a vision to increase the energy efficiency of the global shipping industry by 30 percent. He believes in teamwork and is convinced that when working together the expectations will be exceeded. His motto is: “WE have a mission!” more
Assistant Vice President
KfW IPEX-Bank GmbH
Graduated with MSc with focus on banking from Frankfurt School of Finance & Management in 2010. Subsequently joined the department of “Maritime Industries” at KfW IPEX-Bank GmbH. Currently involved with, amongst others, the topic and questions around “Financing Green Shipping Investments”. more
Melvin Mathews is an MBA graduate and Ex-Master Mariner with over 20 years of experience in the… Maritime Industry. He has extensive business and consultancy experience and shouldered Risk-assessment and Risk-management initiatives at a senior level. Melvin is a certified nautical lecturer and has been involved in Maritime & Competency training. more
Senior Associate Shipping Operation
Carbon War Room
Victoria Stulgis is a Senior Associate to the Carbon War Room’s Shipping Operation, where she is responsible for leading the organisation’s work in identifying opportunities to increase information about the efficiency of the existing shipping fleet, and engaging demand-side stakeholders to embed efficiency in their commercial operations. She is investigating the role of third-party innovative finance models to retrofit the existing fleet with fuel efficiency technologies. more
Fleet Technical Controller
V Ships UK Limited
Mr. Andrew Bedwin initially started his career with Harrisons through Clyde Marine. Thereafter he was immediately recruited by Noah Ship Management to work in their office in Dubai, which was an extremely challenging role to learn the basics of Ship Management. Since joining V. Ships as a Technical Controller he has been heavily involved in the investigation and implementation of various passive and active energy efficiency technologies, energy modelling tools and is currently involved in numerous energy efficiency projects, both experimental and conventional whilst continuing to work within the Fleet Cell. more
Alan has been a shipping financier since 1972, working with established international shipping finance banks in various positions up to Director level and has experience in arranging finance for ship-owners around the globe, from USA in the West to Vladivostok in the East, taking in the major shipping centres of Oslo, Hamburg, and Athens. More recently he has advised shipping banks on the development and marketing of cutting edge credit risk modelling products that enable them to implement the new regulatory capital adequacy requirements which are now a serious issue for banks as they re-build their balance sheets after the financial crisis of 2008. In 2006, Alan became a consultant to the Eurofin Group one of the world’s largest independent maritime advisory companies having successfully placed more than $20 billion of shipping loans for clients during its 30 year history. His wide ranging brief is to develop Eurofin’s maritime business activities in new areas where the emphasis has been primarily directed to the emerging markets and special projects and includes advisory services and market analysis for banks and owners on both new business and impaired debt restructuring. Alan is also a lecturer in Economics of Sea Transport and International Trade for students of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers. more
ITOLEAD Consultancy Group
Helle Gleie has since 1977 been deeply involved in the shipping industry but she has also been connected to other industries such as aviation, hospitals, retail, education and the Danish IT community. Her background is diversified and wide, based on studies, experience, curiosity and natural skills giving her the ability to quickly understand other type of industries, and their challenges, no matter how complex they might seem. Her career path, from trainee to head of a global crewing organisation and latest the first director for the Sustainable Shipping Initiative, has given her the ability to respect and understand the people; she meets on her way, and she operates at eye-level. The balance between result-focused and relation-oriented is never shaken. Global outlook, an unusual high energy level, the ability to see potentials and an always positive approach completes the picture. more
Senior Technical Manager
James, has worked for CMAL since 2009. CMAL are a ferry owning company who own 33 ferries which operate on the West Coast of Scotland. Jim’s main role is defining the requirements for future ferries and managing the design phase, contract, construction and delivery. One of the strategic priorities of CMAL for future ferries is to minimise the impact on the environment by reducing emissions. more
Prof. Dominic Hudson
University of Southampton
Professor Dominic Hudson is Shell Professor of Ship Efficiency, Environment and Safety at the University of Southampton. He has research interests in all aspects of hydrodynamics, particularly motions of vessels in waves and ship design for energy efficiency. He is also a member of the Performance Sports Engineering laboratory at the University. more
Energy Management Consultant
Oskar Sigthorsson, is an energy management consultant at Marorka. He graduated with a BSc in mechatronics engineering from the University of Reykjavik in 2010. In 2012, he completed an MSc in mechanical engineering from Technical University of Denmark (DTU). Subsequently, he worked there as a Research Assistant for one year, resulting in published papers on energy systems for ship propulsion. more
Graduated from Engineering Physics at Chalmers University of Technology in 2004. Ten years of working experience with Fluid Dynamics. Five years as a consultant, mainly working with turbo machinery. In the marine business since 2009 with Caterpillar Propulsion. Main responsibility has been propeller design. From 2014, Product Manager, Main Propellers. more
Senior Marketing & Communication Manager
Career: From 2002 to 2013 employed with the leading norwegian shipowner and operator Torvald Klaveness. Worked within finance, project management, marketing and chartering. Held the P&L and operational responsibility for some 25 dry bulk vessels in the chartered fleet. Since May 2013 she has been responsible for the market activities for Clean Marine, commercializing their unique Allstream hybrid Exhaust Gas Cleaning System (EGCS). more
Senior Director, Energy Conservation
Prestige Cruise Holdings LLC
10 years at sea: Chief Engineer in the tanker industry. 10 year: Superintending Engineer & Fleet Manager (mostly Denholm’s Hong Kong).18 years: DNV Singapore and Miami: Principal Surveyor, Lead Auditor, District Manager and Director, Customer Relations & Business Development. Started the Passenger Ship Competence Center and Global Cruise Center in Miami. more
Omar Frits Eriksson
Director of Maritime Technology
Danish Maritime Authority
Omar Frits Eriksson currently works as Director of Maritime Technology at the Danish Maritime Authority. Before that he was the head of the Innovation division of the Danish Maritime Safety Administration. Prior to this Omar was head of the Aids to Navigation division of the Royal Danish Administration of Navigation and Hydrography, and he was for ten years the Technical Director of the same organization. Omar has been involved in a number of international projects and was the chairman of the EfficienSea project. Omar has a keen interest in all technical and managerial aspects of Aids to Navigation and has more than 25 years of experience in the maritime industry. Omar is also very active in IALA where he has chaired the IALA Engineering Committee since 2004. For the last few years, Omar has chaired the IALA Risk Management Toolbox steering group, the IALA ad-hoc group of light experts and is at present deeply involved in the further development of IALA-NET, the IALA global maritime data sharing concept. Omar has supported the IALA World Wide Academy from the beginning, and is now a member of the WWA governing Board. Omar has a degree in telecommunications as well as an Executive MBA degree, and is Master in Management of Technology and Innovation from the Technical University of Denmark. more
Terje is the Manager of company Lade AS, established in 2010 to develop the project Vindskip™. A state of the art design as per 2012 is holding both a Norwegian patent and an international patent on the concept. He has also been working in Marketing and Sales of Norwegian Ships Equipment in China, South-Korea and Japan for the last 15 years. He has also spent 10 years as a designer within Offshore Engineering and in his spare time he has been working on the design of speed sailing boats. Terje has a Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering and has been a member of the British organisation AYRS (Amateur Yacht Research Society). more
Gamal M. Fekry
Red Sea Marine Management DMCC
Capt. Fekry is a Master Mariner with 40 years of experience in the shipping industry. He was appointed CEO and Member of The Board of Directors after having served 3 years as Managing Director of Red Sea Marine Management, Dubai. Gamal was formerly Manager, Vetting and Clearance at BP Shipping in London where he served for 11 years. He was Regional Manager ME for Marine Assurance and seconded to The Supreme Petroleum Council of Abu Dhabi as a Marine Manager, where he set up ADNOC’s Vetting Department. He was also with Kuwait Oil Tanker Company for 24 years progressing from Cadet to Fleet Manager for the LPG and Products Fleet. more
Lead Consultant Commercial Shipping
Former seagoing officer and senior executive with 20 years industry experience, Jan is now a consultant at ENIRAM. Although he has sailed a variety of vessels and holds a Master ticket, Jan spent most of his career commercially operating large trade lanes, and has particular interest in advanced commercial optimization. more
Established in 2005 by experienced seafarers and technologists, Eniram provides small and large shipping companies with energy management systems to reduce fuel consumption, cut harmful emissions and increase profitability. Employing 70 people Eniram is headquartered in Helsinki, Finland and has subsidiaries in the UK, the USA, Germany and Singapore. more
WE Tech Solutions is a leading energy efficiency solution provider for the shipping industry. The company has developed a new type of variable frequency shaft generator system, providing many benefits to ship owners for upgrading existing ships and for new buildings. WE Tech creates savings and brings energy efficient shipping to the next level! more
On behalf of the Sir Richard Branson-founded NGO, Carbon War Room. Carbon War Room focuses on the market barriers that prevent capital from flowing to sustainable solutions. In particular, they aim to accelerate the adoption of business solutions that reduce carbon emissions and advance the low-carbon economy within shipping and currently work with New York-based Maroon Capital, the UCL Energy Institute and a consortium of industry partners in order to achieve this. more
The Clean Marine Exhaust Gas Cleaning System (EGCS) is a hybrid solution allowing vessels to operate in open/closed loop in all waters and ports without loss of efficiency and well within the IMO regulations for emissions to air and sea. It is the only proven allstream system currently on the market: all exhaust sources (boilers included) are served by one common EGC unit without any back pressure. A certified system is in operation onboard the Bulkcarrier Balder and Clean Marine are supplying EGCS for various tanker vessels currently under construction at the leading Asian yards for AET, Dorian LPG and Stolt Tankers. more
For over 30 years, ADERCO has been a leading and innovative manufacturer of the latest generation of fuel additives. ADERCO provides 100% vegetable-based and environmentally friendly additives to overcome the increasing fuel-related challenges the marine industry is facing. more
Marorka is a leading provider of on-board and online energy management systems for the international shipping industry. Marorka’s products and services enable vessel operators to optimise fuel consumption by maximising the energy efficiency of their vessels. Marorka fuel performance monitoring and energy management systems incorporate automatic data collection, real-time monitoring and decision support. They have been installed on hundreds of ships all around the world. more
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